Chocolate, Shoes and Maths

Wyke staff and students feature in an exhibition that celebrates the work of the Hull UK city of Culture 2017 volunteers. A portrait of Sally White, Head of Faculty and teacher of Maths, is amongst the photographic work that is currently on display at the Humber Street Gallery. The “Big Picture” exhibition showcases what can be achieved when people come together, in this case, 2,500 people, as well as the personality and spirit of the volunteers. The images go behind the vibrant uniform and represents each volunteer in a unique way.

Sally’s composition is made up of bars of chocolate, several pairs of shoes and a proudly displayed Wales flag. Sally commented, “For this series of photos we were asked to take along a selection of items which told a story about ourselves. This is my picture, it’s lovely to see it as part of the tapestry of individuals.

I’ve enjoy being a City of Culture volunteer. Over the past year I have been involved in an amazing range of activities and events; including the Turner Prize, the Hull Pride march, handing out leaflets at the Edinburgh Fringe, semaphore at the top of St Stephen.

It has given me a new perspective on Hull, and I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to break outside of their comfort zone. I’ve given nearly 100 hours so far, and expect to keep volunteering. The exhibition at Humber Street gallery is an insight into the group of individuals who are all part of the volunteering team for our City.”

Plans are already in place to continue the volunteer programme into 2018, with more details to be announced shortly.

The exhibition is free and open at Humber Street Galley until February 25th, 2018.